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Linguistics and Philosophy focuses on issues related to structure and meaning in natural language, as addressed in the semantics, philosophy of language, pragmatics and related disciplines, in particular the following areas:

  • philosophical theories of meaning and truth, reference, description, entailment, presupposition, implicatures, context-dependence, and speech acts
  • linguistic theories of semantic interpretation in relation to syntactic structure and prosody, of discourse structure, lexcial semantics and semantic change
  • psycholinguistic theories of semantic interpretation and issues of the processing and acquisition of natural language, and the relation of semantic interpretation to other cognitive faculties
  • mathematical and logical properties of natural language and general aspects of computational linguistics
  • philosophical questions raised by linguistics as a science.

It publishes articles, replies, and review articles.

Peer review is conducted using Editorial Manager®, supported by a database of international experts. This database is shared with the journal, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.

  • Examines structure and meaning in natural language, as addressed in the semantics, philosophy of language, pragmatics and related disciplines
  • The journal of record for the fields of semantics and philosophy of language
  • Included in Thomson/Reuters ISI Social Sciences Citation Index

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Co-Editors-in-Chief
  • Regine Eckardt,
  • Dilip Ninan
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Journal metrics

1.514 (2020)
Impact factor
2.153 (2020)
Five year impact factor
104 days
Submission to first decision
601 days
Submission to acceptance
36,956 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-0549
Print ISSN
0165-0157
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  2. Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  3. BFI List
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  7. Dimensions
  8. EBSCO Communication
  9. EBSCO Communication & Mass Media Complete
  10. EBSCO Discovery Service
  11. EBSCO Humanities International
  12. EBSCO Humanities Source
  13. EBSCO Linguistics Abstracts Online
  14. ERIH PLUS
  15. Google Scholar
  16. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
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  18. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  19. MLA International Bibliography
  20. Naver
  21. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  22. PhilPapers
  23. ProQuest Central
  24. ProQuest Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  25. ProQuest Philosophy Database
  26. ProQuest Research Library
  27. ProQuest Social Science Collection
  28. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  29. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
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  31. SCOPUS
  32. Social Science Citation Index
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  34. UGC-CARE List (India)
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